Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Sourdough Banana Bread

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh sourdough starter
  • 1 1/4 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease 1 large loaf pan or three mini loaf pans with butter or spray with baking spray.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a bowl and stir to mix them thoroughly.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar and beat until light and creamy, about three minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until fully incorporated.
  • In another bowl, mash the bananas, then stir in the sourdough starter.
  • Add the banana/starter mixture to the butter mixture and mix together at low speed.
  • Then slowly add the dry ingredients.
  • Don’t over-mix.
  • Finally, slowly add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pans and place the mini loaf pans, if using, on a baking sheet to make getting them in and out of the oven easier.
  • Bake for 45 minutes (mini loaf pans) to an hour (1 large loaf pan).
  • Use a cake tester or toothpick to insert into the center. If it comes out clean, the bake is done.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest in the loaf pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then carefully remove the breads from the pan and place on the rack to completely cool.